Karla de Lara

Karla de Lara, on how she became the mother of Hyper realistic Pop Art

In People by Regina García

The Mexican artist has made an impact in the art world with her creations around the world with more than 400 exhibitions. She won Biennalle della Nacioni Venezia 2018 and was named the mother of the artistic movement “Hyper realistic pop art”.

Name: Karla de Lara

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Instagram: @karladelara

Website:  karladelara.com

Title: Plastic Artist

City you live in: Guadalajara

Most recent city visited…  New York

A typical day in my life includes…  a lot of coffee to star with.

I was born… In Guadalajara

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a designer

My first job was… as graphic designer

My favorite thing about traveling is… discovering the soul of the cities, and washing the people from far trying to imagine what kind of life they have.

I’m inspired by… life, love, music, the universe energy.

What is Hyper realistic Pop Art?  Is my own way of approaching the reality I create from a character, that makes an optic illusion of full realism on the distance, and a defragmentation from close. 

Why do you think you are considered the mother of this artistic movement? This is a title that European critics gave to me when I won the 1st Place in the “Biennalle della Nacioni Venezia 2018”. 

What is your favorite material and canvas to work in? Ink and wax, on wood.

How do you combine your Mexican roots with your Italian studies in your art? I have created a paralleled word where everything that moves me and make sense to me, has a place. Italy and Mexico share my heart.

What is your favorite art piece that you’ve created? Every piece is important to me, because each of them reflects a moment in the temporal context of the skin in which I live today.

What is your favorite artist and art piece from another artist? Picasso’s Guernica and Meninas, Bosco’s Garden of delights, the creation and David by Michelangelo, Van Gogh’s flowering almond tree, The Kiss in Bed, by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.

Images: Karla Lara.

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